• The C&O Canal a few miles above Great Falls VA
  • “The Georgetown” canal boat at Georgetown. Mile 0 of the C&O Canal
  • Crossing the Youghiogheny at Ohiopyle on the Great Allegheny Passage
  • Great Falls of the Potomac
  • Keystone viaduct on the Great Allegheny Passage
  • Mount Vernon home of George Washington
  • Dyke Marsh on the Mount Vernon Trail
  • View of the Potomac from Mount Vernon
  • Volunteers muscle a stepping stone into place on the PHT
  • Volunteers install a gravel tread on the PHT
  • Volunteers getting ready for action!
  • The C&O Canal a few miles below Great Falls VA
  • View of Harpers Ferry WVA from the C&O Canal
  • The Wide Water section of the C&O canal
  • The Paw Paw tunnel on the C&O Canal
  • A nice view of some wind mills on the GAP
  • A very picturesque spot on the GAP

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Five young Elders from the Latter Day Saints pitched in, to make Oct. 18 a very successful day along Cub Run! They were Austin Tesch, Carson Gemar, Chester Alba, Li-Kuan Ni, and Justin Rousor. PHTA volunteers were Glenn Gillis, my wife Karen Jones, and me. We accomplished extensive side-hilling with pick-axes (to make the treadway level, lopping, sawing, blazing (blue), and installation of a 12-foot bridge.  Come check it out--it links the Bull Run Regional Park Event Center road (where it crosses Cub Run) to Compton Road's bridge over Cub Run. Length 1 mile....
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Opening ceremony for the Mason Neck Gateway Kiosk Ribbon Cutting & Dedication will be on Saturday, November 1, 2014   10:00 a.m. to Noon 10100 Gunston Road,  Lorton, Virginia 22079 (Parking available at Gunston Elementary School) Light Refreshments, Activities & Speakers RSVP Gina Robison: 703/339-3461...
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Another nice video that gives the feel of the C&O Canal, Harpers Ferry to DC https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YpSsB1hKfg...
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Here's a video of a biker doing the Mt Vernon Trail (one of the three original segments of the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail).  17 miles in 11 minutes.  Cops better not watch, he blows a dozen stop signs! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9R2ZGEBnzM  ...
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This video, prepared by the National Park Service for its annual Potomac Heritage Trail Conference last week, is a great intro to the trail.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWPITpysLow&feature=youtu.be Here is a photo from the conference (including six PHTA board members):  ...
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  The two links below show changes recommended to the Sully Woodlands Trail Plan by PHTA and Fairfax Trails & Streams.  Click blog title, then click MAPS.pdf  for routes of proposed West County Trail, Sully Loop Trail and Bull Run Loop Trail.  Click SUMMARY.pdf  for 2-page summary.        ...
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